In the northern Italian city of Alba, blue was once considered the most modern colour and it was used on almost everything.
Today, the city is a jewel in the crown of the Italian art world and has long been synonymous with luxury.
But this is changing.
A new generation is starting to embrace this colour and its aesthetic and is creating new and creative spaces for designers to explore.
Blue is one of Italy’s most recognisable colours and has been used for centuries as a material, but now the colour is becoming a new element in everyday life.
A blue house with red trim A new trend in luxury homes has been to make it more colourful, to bring out the best in its surroundings, says designer Stefano Mancini.
He designed a house in Alba in 2009 that was adorned with a blue and red trim.
“It was the most expensive house in Italy and had a lot of colour in it, and that is why it attracted a lot people, especially tourists and tourists from other countries,” he says.
But he is not alone.
This trend is gaining popularity among young Italians.
In 2017, Italian luxury house brand Manciti built a home in Albegium with a red trim, but he believes that the trend is not only for luxury homes, but also for residential projects.
“A lot of people are attracted by the idea of being connected to the city, and the idea that you have a place to live, a place that looks beautiful, a space where you can have a good time,” he explains.
Manci says this trend is the result of the city’s changing demographic.
“People have a lot more disposable income, and they want to live closer to nature,” he adds.
This is reflected in the popularity of blue in the Italian countryside, which is the region with the lowest birth rate, says Manciso.
“In my opinion, this is an area where it’s necessary to have a different look,” he points out.
This blue trend has also caught on in Italy’s biggest city, Rome, which has a population of 5.6 million.
It is not just in Italy.
In Germany, blue is a favourite colour in the suburbs of Berlin and Hamburg.
It has also been a favourite among young people in London, Paris and Milan.
But there is no shortage of other colours in Italy, especially in the northern city of Turin.
“Blue is not limited to the suburbs, but can be found everywhere,” says Menni.
Blue in the countryside Blue in rural areas is also on the rise.
In Turin, a number of designers have started to use blue in their projects, with designer Giancarlo Gazzetta designing a farmhouse with blue trim.
It was designed by artist Stefano Zamparilli, who was inspired by the blue landscape of the region.
“We were able to find a balance between a natural and modern design in order to bring the best out of this area, and we were able also to bring back a feeling of warmth and nature,” Gazzettas son says.
The blue trim is still seen in many rural areas, but Mancitis claims that the more blue you are, the more natural it becomes.
He has noticed that people are looking for a place with a “natural” look, something that doesn’t rely on any artificial colours.
“If you can bring out your natural feeling, and if you can do this in a natural environment, you can really see the beauty of this beautiful countryside,” he argues.
Blue and grey architecture In many Italian cities, it has become fashionable to use a blue colour for homes and office buildings.
“For me, it’s important to have natural colour in architecture because we need it in architecture, and in architecture in general, it is very important for a person to have their identity, and a home should not only look beautiful but also be attractive,” says architect Luca Caro.
He says that blue is the colour of nature, and as such, is suitable for the architectural landscape of many Italian towns.
“There are many examples in architecture and in houses, that the colour blue is very beautiful and it should be used, but this colour should be very subtle and subtle and you can find some other colours,” he continues.
It’s not just a trend in Italy though.
In the US, designers have begun to incorporate blue into their designs.
“One of the reasons why I love blue is that it’s so natural,” says John DeBevoise, a designer and co-founder of The Color Factory.
“This is a colour that is very calming, very relaxing, and it can really be used in an atmosphere of harmony.”
He also says that when you look at a blue home, it should have an air of mystery and mystery.
“When you walk into a home that has a blue trim, you want to know exactly what it is, what it’s doing and where it is,” he recalls.
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